Stone veneer is manufactured stone that is cast in molds of real stone.
Veneer stones are duplicates of natural stone which were carefully selected
for their look, feel, beauty, shape and texture.
Stone Craft of NC stones are individually hand crafted with our specially
formulated light weight concrete mix design. We use the highest quality
Portland cement, lightweight aggregates, and various pigments of iron
oxide to produce our remarkable stone.
Manufactured stone veneer is preferred over natural stone because it
is much lighter than natural stone. The significant difference in weight
greatly impacts the installation requirements and thus the cost of the
Manufactured stone is significantly lighter than natural stone. These
light-weight properties results in reduced foundation and footer costs,
lower transportation costs, lower skill level required of installers,
and lower waste factor. Stone veneer can be used where and when natural
stone could not be used. Manufactured stone veneer will generally cost
30%-50% less than natural stone.
Our manufactured stone veneer weighs approximately 7-12 lbs. per square
Our stone can be applied to any structurally sound, clean and properly
prepared surface. With proper preparation, stone can be applied to wood,
metal, brick or block. It can be used on large or small projects, interior
or exterior, on residential or commercial projects, on new construction
or renovation projects.
Our stone is so installer friendly that many people choose to do their
own installation, however, you may want to use experienced professionals.
We will be delighted to assist you in any way possible.
Our stone can easily be cut or trimmed using a wide- mouth nipper, masonry
blade, or diamond blade.
Stone Craft of NC stones are manufactured with color that is blended
throughout the entire stone. Additional pigments are absorbed by the
stone during the casting process. All colors become an integral part
of the stone. We use mineral iron oxide pigments, which also give color
to many natural stones. There are no noticeable changes in color after
many years of weathering.
Our stone is generally ¾" to 2 ½" thick depending
on the stone style. There will be roughly an additional ½"
to 1" of mortar thickness behind the stone.
Stone veneer is not recommended for use in horizontal applications such
as patios or walkways. It is also not intended for use below water lines
in fountains, pools, ponds or below grade.
Stone Craft of NC manufactures a wide variety of pre-cast
pavers designed for horizontal applications such as patios, and walkways.
Stone Craft manufactures a very broad selection of related products
to assist you in completing your project.
No. Our stone veneer is not combustible with no smoke development.
Our stone is frequently used as a veneer facing on fireplaces. It can
not be used in the firebox.
To clean dirt use a soft bristle brush with a mild detergent mixed with
water. You may also choose to use a solution of 1 part white vinegar
to 5 or 6 parts water. Rinse thoroughly any detergent or vinegar and
water solution. Do not use power washers, paint remover, bleach or other
There are several materials that are used. Some installers use thin
set mortar, Type S or N cement with masonry sand or premixed product.
We offer pre-mixed cement specifically designed for stone installation.
Call us to discuss the pluses and minuses of these materials.
Flat stone is sold by the square foot, corner pieces are sold by the
linear foot, and accessories are sold by the piece.
If you have any additional questions or want to incorporate
Stone Craft of NC products in your project, please call us at 252 633-4956
or fax at 252 637-0042 or e-mail at email@example.com